Robert found a very interesting artifact one day several weeks ago. We contemplated what it could be, it fits in the palm of your hand.
Several days later, he found a second, with a different marking.
A day after that, I found 2, so they aren’t a rare commodity. We should have used archaeological methodology and marked the sites of discovery. They seemed to be fairly close to our campsite, all in the same general area. Then I found a very important clue! From the markings on it Robert could research on the internet.
The bullet is a Remington .50 caliber manufactured in 1942! Then I found another, and another, eventually 7! More research indicated the 1st metal objects are the links holding the bullets together for an ammunition belt for a machine gun used in WWII.